Best Beau Purse No. 805

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This free pattern originally published by John Dritz & Sons Company, Volume 10, in 1947.

Purse No. 805

Materials Required:

DRITZ Belastraw Art. No. 110, 3 tubes of Main Color, 1 tube of Contrasting Color.

DRITZ Steel Crochet Hook No. 0 (Zero).

DRITZ Bag Lining No. 752. 15 dozen beads to match contrasting color.

21" Millinert Wire.

GAUGE: 4 1/2 sts make 1".

Starting at bottom with Main Color, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: 8 sc in ring.

2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc (16 sc). Mark last st of each rnd.

3rd rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * (24 sc).

4th rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * (30 sc).

5th rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * (36 sc).

6th to 15th rnds: Sc in each sc increasing 6 sc on each rnd (96 sc on 15th rnd).

16th rnd: Clamp wire to form a circle. Working over wire, * insert hook in next sc and pull loop through, y o, through 1 loop, insert hook in same sc and pull loop through, y o, through 3 loops. Repeat from *. Work up side as follows:

1st rnd: Working in back loops only make sc in each sc.

2nd to 11th rnds: Sc in each sc.

12th rnd: Sc in each sc, then mark this round with a colored thread. Flounce will be worked on this rnd later.

13th to 23rd rnd: Sc in each sc.

24th rnd: Repeat 12th rnd.

25th to 35th rnds: Sc in each sc.

36th rnd: Repeat 12th rnd.

37th to 40th rnds: Sc in each sc. End off.

FLOUNCES: Work 1st rnd same as ridge of Ridged Rascal Hat No. 792. With Contrasting Color work 2nd rnd of ridge of Ridged Rascal Hat No. 792 increasing 22 sc (118 sc). Work 4 more rnds straight. Measure off 4 rnds of Belastraw beyond last sc. Break off. String 59 beads on this strand. Work one more rnd of sc, pushing up 1 bead in every other sc. End off. Make flounces on other marked rnds. Mount on DRITZ Bag Lining No. 752.

Other great patterns from Dritz Hat and Bag Creations, Volume 10:

Crochet Patterns

Best Beau Hat
Bon Vivant Hat
Breton Beauty Hat
Fleur de Lys Hat
Good Companion Hat
Pert and Perky Hat
Pride 'n Joy Hat
Ridged Rascal Hat
Spring Song Hat
Swash Swagger Hat
Town Club Hat
Wide 'n Handsome Hat
Best Beau Purse
Bon Vivant Purse
Breton Beauty Purse
Fleur de Lys Purse
Good Companion Purse
Pert & Perky Purse
Pride 'n Joy Purse
Ridged Rascal Purse
Spring Song Purse
Swash Swagger Purse
Town Club Purse
Wide 'n Handsome Purse